On 21st June 2018 the European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) held a free of charge training course entitled „Hate speech in the cyberspace vs. freedom of speech“ at the Belorussian community centre – International Civic Initiative Centre “Nash Dom“.
Training session was conducted by a lawyer of EFHR, Leszek Jankowski. He presented Foundation’s activities, shared information about hate speech, such as how to recognize it, he also discussed about the cases of hate speech in Lithuania and how the legal regulation works in practice. EFHR representative mentioned Foundation’s achievements in this area. Foundation has filed more than 600 statements to law enforcement agencies and more than 50 cases have been won.
During the training, the topic of discrimination was also mentioned, such as cases of discrimination of men and women, discrimination based on race and nationality. EFHR team and volunteers are actively searching for discriminative job postings. Inappropriate job postings are then forwarded to the Equal Opportunities Ombudsman, who deals with complaints in the prescribed manner.
At the end of the training course, the participants had the opportunity to ask questions and get free legal advice. Listeners were interested in the challenges of human rights abuse cases and its most common violations.
EFHR wishes to thank all the participants and hopes that the training course was useful for everyone. EFHR organizes numerous training courses where experts from relevant fields discuss different legal issues, share their experiences and research findings with the listeners.
For all those who wish to participate in EFHR training courses or wants invite EFHR to organize a training course about human rights and discrimination for their team, we invite you to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us (+370 691 50 822) and together we will prepare a programme that best suits your needs.
More information about the previously held trainings can be found on the EFHR website. Next training course about hate speech will take place on 29th June at 10 am. at the Juodšiliai Community’s Social Services Centre (Draugystės str. 2, Valčiūnai).